Qorvo® and SK Siltron CSS Announce Long-Term Silicon Carbide (SiC) Supply Agreement
GREENSBORO, N.C. and AUBURN, Mich., Nov. 02, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Qorvo® (Nasdaq: QRVO), a leading global provider of connectivity and power solutions, and SK Siltron CSS, a semiconductor wafer manufacturer, announced today they have finalized a multi-year supply agreement for silicon carbide (SiC) bare and epitaxial wafers.
This agreement will promote domestic semiconductor supply chain resilience and a greater ability to support the rapidly rising demand for advanced silicon carbide solutions, specifically in the automotive market. This agreement will also provide end-user customers a level of protection and confidence as customers adopt Qorvo’s industry leading Gen 4 SiC FET solutions.
SiC devices are more efficient at handling high powers and conducting heat than traditional silicon. When used in electric vehicle (EV) system components, this allows for a more efficient transfer of electricity from the battery to the motor, increasing the driving range of an EV by 5% to 10%.
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